2020 San Giorgio Ciampoleto Rosso di Montalcino
The San Giorgio estate vineyards are part of the Collemassari Group of estates with vines managed and vinified by the same world-class winemaking team of Tuscan icons, Poggio di Sotto and Grattamacco. Produced from younger vines (10-15 years old) ageing takes place in Slavonian oak casks and concrete vats for a period of 12 months.
Dark red core with black shaded edges and a red to dark red hue. Aromas of red cherry and red currant are trailed by some dusty earth, tobacco and spicy dried herb notes. Decorating the elegant mid weighted palate are delicious red currant and red cherry fruits with notions of earth, tobacco and dried herbs lying underneath. Spicy finish with slightly dryish tannins, excellent freshness and a long savoury red fruited aftertaste.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
A juicy and creamy Rosso with berry, mushroom and hints of cedar on the palate. It’s medium-bodied, round-textured and focused. Drink now or hold.
The 2020 Rosso Di Montalcino Ciampoleto pours a medium ruby hue, with pure, ripe fruit aromas of pressed red flowers, ripe raspberry, and sweet herbs. It is medium-bodied, with fine tannins, approachable ripe fruit, fresh acidity, and notes of orange zest, saline, and cranberry with delicate spice. This is a lovely clean style for the entry to the range. Drink 2023-2030.
Audrey Frick – JebDunnuck.com